Essays on Religion and Education / Edition 1

Essays on Religion and Education / Edition 1

by R. M. Hare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198249977

ISBN-13: 9780198249979

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

R. M. Hare is one of the most widely discussed of today's moral philosophers. In this volume he has collected his most important essays in the related fields of religion and education, some newly published and others now inaccessible. The book starts with an exposition of his ideas on the meaning of religious language. There follow several essays, theoretical and…  See more details below

Overview

R. M. Hare is one of the most widely discussed of today's moral philosophers. In this volume he has collected his most important essays in the related fields of religion and education, some newly published and others now inaccessible. The book starts with an exposition of his ideas on the meaning of religious language. There follow several essays, theoretical and practical, on the relations between religion and morality, which have deep implications for moral education. The central question addressed in the rest of the volume is how children can be educated to think for themselves, freely but rationally, about moral questions, and the effects on society of failure to achieve this. Professor Hare argues that those who want to dispense with morality are in effect resigning from a vital educational task. Attitudes to euthanasia and to equality of educational opportunity are taken as examples of how our thinking can go wrong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198249979
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1The Simple Believer1
Appendix: Theology and Falsification37
2Religion and Morals40
3Are there Moral Authorities?56
4Euthanasia: A Christian View72
5How did Morality Get a Bad Name?86
6Satanism and Nihilism98
7Adolescents into Adults113
8Autonomy as an Educational Ideal131
9Value Education in a Pluralist Society: A Philosophical Glance at the Humanities Curriculum Project137
10Language and Moral Education154
Appendix: Rejoinder to G. J. Warnock173
11Platonism in Moral Education: Two Varieties178
12Why Moral Language?191
13Opportunity for What? Some Remarks on Current Disputes about Equality in Education212
References and Bibliography229
Index235

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >